Date of Award

5-1-2006

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Public Health

Field of Study

Health Management and Policy

Department

School of Public Health

First Advisor

Doug A. Mains

Second Advisor

Adela Gonzalez

Abstract

Applegate, Allen. Public Health Preparedness Workforce Core Competencies and Related Workforce Characteristics of a Local Health Department in North Texas. Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy), May 2006, 41pp, 5 tables, bibliography, 15 titles. A competent, well-trained public health workforce is central to a public health agency’s ability to respond to a public health emergency. A first step in developing a training curriculum is to assess training needs. This study sought to find correlations between perceived competence in the nine public health preparedness core competency and demographic information by performing an analysis on secondary data. This study found hours training, gender, education level to be most positively associated with a higher confidence level. Future studies should explore more accurate ways of accessing actual competence levels.

Comments

Applegate, Allen. Public Health Preparedness Workforce Core Competencies and Related Workforce Characteristics of a Local Health Department in North Texas. Master of Public Health (Health Management and Policy), May 2006, 41pp, 5 tables, bibliography, 15 titles. W 4.5 A648P 2006

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